Who will I be?
When I was a small girl, I knew exactly what to say when anyone asked “what do you want to do when you grow up Karen?” Outwards I’d say, nurse, doctor, lorry driver” Inside I’d say quite simply “I want to change the world”. Now I wasn’t stupid. If I’d said that to the unsuspecting Aunt, neighbour or even school teacher, they would have thought I was deluded. But I knew I wanted to make a difference to people’s lives. I was the one standing up for the little guy against the bully in the playground in primary school, not only sending the bully on their way, but giving a pep talk to the victim about how it doesn’t have to be so.
I also remember being wrongly accused of bullying by a girl that didn’t want to walk home together, as it meant sharing a mutual friend. She ran to her grandmother’s house, who came out and gave me what for, telling me to stay away from her. Then every time I saw her, even into adult life, she’d look at me with disdain and I wanted to say “but I didn’t do anything”. I now know it doesn’t matter what she thought of me then, or what she thinks of me now (if indeed she thinks about me at all). What’s important is what I think about myself. Little did I know, the only way to change the world, is to change the world within me. Making a difference to people’s lives is easy. The Dalai Lama said “whenever possible be kind, it’s always possible”. Kindness starts with yourself. Healing your inner world, so you’re truly living and not existing, is another thing entirely.
For many years I appeared to have it all. A great family, lots of friends, earning a decent living looking after people…but inside I was crying out. Drinking on a weekend, which could extend to weekdays too if I needed to switch off, or I’d had a stressful day. Over shopping, starting projects and not finishing them, always being late. I was the one running the kids to school with wet hair after my 30 second shower. Then running onto work, running back, quickly making dinner, running onto the next thing. Constantly keeping busy, constantly on the run.
We moved to Australia after a lengthy visa application. It put our marriage under strain, tested our resolve. Do I want to be with this person, without my friend network. How will we cope in a city we’d never been to, with no job, nowhere to live and knowing no one at all. In truth, it was the best thing we’ve ever done. We did it so our three boys aged 10, 8 and 5 at the time had a better way of life, a more out-door lifestyle. There’s been many highs and a few lows.
I’ve been a seeker for answers all my life. Constantly learning, doing courses, researching and striving to do better. It would bring me great joy to have the answer to a question my friends or family would have about behaviours or the mind. Why we do the things we do? I left school at 16, mainly because I had a boyfriend and wanted my own money to go out and enjoy life. I immediately studied accountancy through work, moved from one firm to another, then travelled after losing my job at 23, came back and never truly settled. Studied counselling, holistic therapies, different types of massage, Reiki, whatever I could experience, I was on it. All while bringing up a young family, working around their schooling, even their naps and after they’d gone to bed.
Then after being in Australia for a few months, I met an amazing woman called Judy Timperon from Finding Freedom. She walked in my therapy room one day for a massage, I’d done a promotion to raise the profile of my Hot Stones and remedial massage. I loved the energy she had around her. It wasn’t until after she left, I checked her consultation form and was shocked that she was nearly 60 years old, when she looked about 40. She became a regular client, being enthusiast about my work. She’d make comments like “thank you Karen, that was delicious as always”. Having a massage described as delicious was new to me, but I understood, that’s how she felt.
I found out she was a personal life coach, specialising in FasterEFT. After researching it, I soon realised this would be a welcome addition to my business offerings.
When Robert G Smith from www.fastereft.com visited Adelaide in 2014, I booked on the level 1 training course, thinking after that week I’d add it onto my menu and start changing people’s lives for the better.
Now this brings me back to my original point. I have to change my inner world first, before helping anyone else. Now I’d become very sophisicated in managing my issues, staying on the outside and not really healing them. But as Robert G Smith says, “a problem buried alive, never dies. It just turns up in different shoes”. Which is what was happening more and more.
So my real journey began. I tapped (this will be explained later) everyday. I’d recognise my triggers when someone would say or do something and an old program would kick in. Like being bossed around by someone, I’d allow it, thinking they were right and, of course, I should go along with it to make them happy.
Judy teaches people to not use their old belief system as it’s 40, 50 or even 80 year old computer program in a minds. It’s full of virus’s and in desperate need of an update.
FasterEFT is a thinking system, allowing us to look at how we hold a problem and to find a new way of thinking to release the trauma from our mind and body. As Albert Einstein said “We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”
So if you’re ready to move forward with your life, heal your past and wear your BIG badge of courage, I can help you…I know this as I’ve most definitely helped myself and many others. The Kasona moto is Be Happy, Stress Less….I can well and truly show you how.